Meaning of “hypothermia” in the English Dictionary

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"hypothermia" in British English

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hypothermianoun [ U ]

uk /ˌhaɪ.pəˈθɜː.mi.ə/ us /ˌhaɪ.poʊˈθɝː.mi.ə/

a serious medical condition in which a person's body temperature falls below the usual level as a result of being in severe cold for a long time:

In this current cold spell, many old people are dying needlessly of hypothermia.

(Definition of “hypothermia” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hypothermia" in American English

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hypothermianoun [ U ]

us /ˌhɑɪ·pəˈθɜr·mi·ə, -poʊ-/ medical

a dangerous condition in which a person’s body temperature is unusually low

(Definition of “hypothermia” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)